It has been my privilege to be a part of a writing group for a few years now. Its members have changed a bit over the years, but our current roster of superlative writers is Christopher Irvin, Bracken MacLeod, and K.L. Pereira. thanks to Chris' slight obsession with holiday-themed fiction, we're collaborating on a collection of which sales will benefit PROTECT, a pro-child, anti-crime lobby whose sole focus is making the protection of children a top political and policy priority. Throughout the month of December, each of us will post a story free on our blog which will ultimately become part of an e-book collection available for purchase. The book will feature artwork by Joe DellaGata with foreword by Thomas Pluck and Ron Earl Phillips helping to make it all possible. 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit PROTECT, so please support our project and we hope you enjoy the stories!